Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Scratchboard tutorial

I was recently asked how I make my scratchboards. Making scratchboards is a lot more fun then buying them and allows you to control the size, thickness, texture, colour, everything, to get the ultimate unique ground to work on. Homemade boards will always come out different. The thicker wax allows for shallower or deeper cuts when making lines which in turns effects there contrast. Areas dig right down the white board will look brighter and whiter, while shallow strokes will look more transparent. You can also paint back into areas to make them dark again. Check out my little tutorial to make your own. Click on the thumbnail to see it bigger.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Now Updating Once a Year

With work and recently moving and everything I've been neglecting parts of the Internet which were not webcomics or The Daily Show/Colbert Report (which I must watch on the Internets as I'm now too old to stay up for them). So Square Foot 2009 has come around and here I am with a new post when the last one is Square Foot 2008, ah well. I've just ordered a new scanner and I'll have far few excuses (the main one being, "my scanner is too old and doesn't work with my mac..) At any rate, due to a poorly timed White Water Rafting vacation I was only able to complete one piece for Square Foot this year. I'm not as happy with it as I would like, but I've promised myself to work harder next year. Rafting was really fun though... Square Foot is on until Sept. 6, go see it! I actually have yet to go myself... This weekend for sure! I have updated my website more recently then my blog though, so check that out too.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Coming up August 16, 2008, I'll be participating in the AWOL Gallery Square Foot Show. There's going to be something like 700 artists participating. It'll be really incredible and a lot of fun, check it out if you're in the GTA! Here's a sneak peek of the pieces I'm putting in the show.
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